I was up in my garage attic at 3am getting a set of crutches. It wasn’t the most convenient hour and it was below freezing up there, but the thought that prevailed was how grateful I was that we hung on to a set of crutches! (We have bi-weekly purges around our places so this surprised me. On second thought, they were up in the attic which is probably how they managed to stay on the premise.)
Crutches seem pointless to store until they’re needed.
Sometimes we have a skill that’s stowed away and seems pointless. Until it’s not.